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October 15, 2013

Circus coming to Elkhart Saturday


Trapeze artists, prancing ponies and more are planned for the one-ring big top circus coming to Elkhart this weekend.

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus from Hugo, Okla. will present two shows in Elkhart on Saturday, thanks to the sponsorship of Keep Elkhart Beautiful.

The performances are planned at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Elkhart City Park softball field.

Performers will bring the magic of the circus to life in each 90-minute show. The lineup includes an all-star group of performers and entertainers that include: Miss Simone and her amazing single trapeze, Miss Paulina’s proud prancing ponies, The Arlise Troupe on their wild and crazy unicycles, Natilie’s American Eskimo Escapades, The Ayala’s with unforgettable foot juggling, the performing Jungle Cats, Soloman, Delilah and Francis and more.

The midway box office will open at 1 p.m. on the day of the circus with pony rides, moon bounce and concessions.

The circus acts will be complimented with original music written by Matt Margucci from Los Angeles.

Between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Saturday, watch the raising of the big top, then stay for a free tour. This presentation offers a unique face-to-face opportunity for families, schools, and interested community members to meet and learn all about the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus family and includes a walking tour of the circus grounds.

Now in its 29th edition, C&M Circus has become internationally known for quality family entertainment.

Advance tickets are available for $6 for children ages 2 to 12 (tickets are free for children age 2 and under) and $10 for adults. Advance tickets can be purchased at the Elkhart City Office in downtown Elkhart.

Tickets on show day are $7 for children and $13 for adults. Tickets are free for children age 2 and under.

For more information or to purchase discount tickets with a credit card, call 866-BIG-TOP6.

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